Category: Operations in Panama

Panama Canal Expansion: Effect on Global Supply Chains

Friday, March 7th, 2014 | | Colón

The project to expand the Panama Canal is one of the largest infrastructure projects currently in progress.  The lasting impact of a larger canal remains to be seen, but logisticians worldwide are anticipating the completion of the project with mostly …

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Revenue Management and Scheduling in the Airline Industry

Friday, March 7th, 2014 | | Operations in Panama

Revenue Management and Scheduling in the Airline Industry Airline industry trends in Panama Though Panama is one of the smallest countries in Latin America with a population of 3.6 million, its economy is growing rapidly. Panama’s GDP growth was 8.9% …

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Hotel Operations & Management

Friday, March 7th, 2014 | | Operations in Panama

Hotel operations overview In hotel operations, the “general manager” is the executive manager responsible for overall operation of the hotel, as he/she usually reports to the owner or corporate office. While hotel operations are structured differently depending on the size …

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The Shortcut: Panama’s Unique Location and its Impact on the World Shipping Supply Chain

Friday, March 7th, 2014 | | Operations in Panama

For many countries, international trade represents a significant portion of the nation’s gross domestic product. Of this world trade, about 90% of it is carried by the international shipping industry, with over 20 million containers traveling across the oceans at …

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Infrastructure Developments in Panama

Friday, March 7th, 2014 | | Operations in Panama

Panama’s infrastructure is known to be one of the best in Latin America and is well developed in and around urban areas.  There is a network of roads and railroads throughout the country, and several international airports.  In addition, water …

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Pre-Trip Projects

Monday, January 6th, 2014 | | Operations in Panama

Welcome to our blog for Operations in Panama. We’ve set up a blog for the course to encourage everyone to share what they learn throughout the course and visit to Panama.  Before we go to Panama, we will be using …

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A man, a plan, a canal. Panama.

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 | | Operations in Panama

In the spirit of sharing what we’ve learned about Panama through this blog,  I wanted to share how I became obsessed with Panama. A man, a plan, a canal. Panama. It began with my interest in palindromes. This was most …

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